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Just a quick update to let you know how the last few months have been…
The end of my clinical rotations for 5th year came up very quickly – 2016 seemed to fly. I was so busy all year, which was a good thing! There was a lot of stressing, a lot of learning, a lot of little wins and I won’t lie, a few tears along the way. November brought final exams. I walked out of my last exam feeling both emotionally and physically drained, but it would have to be one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced.
I was able to finally relax a little after receiving results and finding out I had passed and I travelled to Bali for a short holiday.
Once I arrived home it was straight into graduation and graduation ball, one after the other. I think I can speak for myself and my family when I say it was one of my proudest moments. It’s amazing what a single piece of paper can represent and how it can create a huge sense of achievement! Graduation ball was a very fun night, but also made me feel a little nostalgic. I realised that it may be the last time I see some of the people I had just spent five years with.
University was challenging. I met some of my best friends, I learnt new things and saw new places. As with anything, there were good times and hard times, but right now I feel like it was all so worth it.
Towards the end of exams I heard back from a clinic that I had applied for a job at. I am pleased to let you know that as of Monday, I am now an associate veterinarian at Longreach Veterinary Services. I am excited to have secured a job in a true mixed practice. These first three days have been great, everyone is lovely and I am learning so much. I cannot wait to see what the rest of this year has in store.
I don’t think I can say it enough, but the local Country Education Foundation in Clermont and the grants that I received were more than helpful. I hope that other young people out there, like me, realise that there is assistance available, and that coming from a small town doesn’t lessen your chances of achieving whatever it is you may want in life.
Once again, thank you!